A witch is someone attuned to nature, and the gentle flow of life, the passing seasons, and the phases of the moon. She senses the constant flow of energy and seeks to understand and shape it. She sees life and nature as sacred and beautiful, and so she strives to heal and nourish both. A witch is ruled by her heart and intuition, she holds nothing back as she faces the world with courage and a lust for adventure and life. She discovers the mysteries, the magick that lies within her, reclaiming them for women everywhere. She is the embodiment of love and compassion, always giving of herself to those in need. She will be aggressive in defending those who can not defend themselves, the oppressed and abused. Seeking justice for all the wrongs. A witch is independent and free, sexually liberated, and untamed. A witch is one who is inlove with the Goddess as well as herself.
I embrace the word witch wearing it proudly for all the world to see. It is a sacred word between those who seek wisdom from nature, the healers, the servants of the cummunity, and the priestesses of the Goddess. Witches were nonconformists, courageous, and intelligent women. They were sexually liberated and took charge of their own bodies as midwives, the first birth control practitioners and abortionists, they bowed to no man!! And for this they were labeled evil, shunned, persecuted, tortured, and murdered. These women did not call themselves witches. They were not evil and had no pact with any devil. They just chose to be free, to express themselves differently, and refused to let anyone tell them how they should act.
I embrace this word witch, reclaiming it and changing its image. I accept it as a sacred title, as an independent free woman on her own path. In doing so I strive to give back to my sisters this beauty, this power, this acknowdleged freedom. As I claim this sacred word, I show the world I am a woman, free and beautiful, joyous and untamed, a Goddess and a witch!
or more to the point magick.
I believe magick is life. It is the flow. Every breath I take, every heart beat, its all magick. Spells and charms, formal rituals, and prayers, all of this is just a way to bind yourself to this flow and shape it. It may seem all supernatural and scary but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. It is as natural as the gentle breeze. I do not hex anyone or send curses turning people into frogs. I can not get a million dollars or somehow control someone to do my bidding. If witches could, many many more people would be witches. It is about honoring the sacred. And taking control and responsibility for your own life.
It is a sacred craft, mixing new expierences with old traditions, ancient rites (well the best we can piece together of them) with, folk lore and myth. Its centered around nature, and the 4 elements- earth, air, fire, water combined with the 5th spirit (the divine, you, fae, etc..) No two witches practice the same way. You can be any religion and still be a witch, as it is a craft, a practice.
(No corrections made by me to spelling or otherwise)
Found on deviantart.com at this link http://www.deviantart.com/art/Witch-21681594